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The Importance Of HIPAA

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HIPAA is an acronym that is used to define the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA aims to do several different things. These things include providing the ability to transfer and continue health insurance when people change or lose their jobs, reduces health care fraud, mandate an industry-wide standard for health care information on electronic billing, and require the confidential handling of protected health information. According to HIPAA, a patient's health information is considered private. Before a patient’s health information can be released to anyone, the patient must give written authorization. Authorization and consent are often used interchangeably. However, they are two different things when it comes
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